The praise was so effusive that the Cannes jury awarded dern the Best Actor prize.
“You put in your time, and then you get a break, but I never believed that,” says dern.
The effect of this, and of Wild, dern says, is that a conversation about grief may finally be beginning.
Thankfully, some of them were Emmy voters, who nominated dern.
In our conversation, dern calls Wild a “mother-daughter love story.”
You see, boys, he knows a clue when he sees it, when it wouldn't mean a dern thing to anybody else.
When they asked me if I was hurt, I says, 'He snapped my dern old leg like a 'tater.'
"dern their pesky skins, ef they dare to touch my Jenny," he muttered between his clenched teeth.
dern me if I didn't plumb forgit about any chance of her showin' up.
dern my luck, I've got to do it agin, when I ain't hardly got over the other time.
"secret, hidden" (obsolete), from Old English derne "concealed, secret, dark," from West Germanic *darnjaz (cf. Old Saxon derni, Old Frisian dern, Old High German tarni "secret, concealed").
As a verb, "to conceal," from Old English diernan "to hide." Cf. Old High German tarnjan "to conceal, hide;" German Tarnkappe "cloak of invisibility." Related to dark (adj.). French ternir "to tarnish, to dull" is a Germanic loan-word.
(also darned or darnfoolor derned or durned) Wretched; nasty; silly: sentimental songs, darnfool ditties, revival hymns
: She was darn excited
(also darn it or dern it or durn it) An exclamation of disappointment, irritation, frustration, etc: Darn, I've dropped my glockenspiel!
[1780s+; euphemism for damn, which is regarded by some as taboo; probably based on earlier darnation, ''damnation,'' attested by 1798]